Brandon Kohrt
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, George Washington University

Brandon Kohrt is associate professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at George Washington University. His work addresses improving mental health services for populations affected by conflict, disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. He has focused on strategies to reduce stigma against people with mental illness around the world. He has consulted with the Carter Center Mental Health Program in Liberia and has been advisor to Transcultural Psychosocial Organization in Nepal. He co-edited the book Global Mental Health: Anthropological Perspectives (2016).

Written by Brandon Kohrt

An Afghan man comforts two men injured in an insurgent attack in Kabul, May 2011. Photo by Hossein Fatemi/Panos

Essay/
Mental health
We heal one another

When a person is in distress, we can draw on deep, evolved mechanisms to calm the storm, through attention, touch and care

Brandon Kohrt